Shadow Gate: Book Two of Crossroads
by Kate Elliott
Cover Artist: Michael Kaluta
Review by Harriet Klausner
Tor Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765310569
Date: 15 April 2008 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
In the realm of the Hundred, the eagle rider Marit the reeve heroically died three years ago at a time when the land turned hostile due to the assault of a rogue Guardian. Chaos overthrew order partially because the Hundred mortals no longer revered the Nine Guardians, who for whatever reason seemed to stop watching over the people even with their agents the reeves dispensing justice. A few heroes like Marit gave up their lives to save the mortals from the horde. From official release/information:
From back of book: In Shadow Gate, the sequel to Spirit Gate, the source of corruption of the Guardians is still a mystery to the mortals who fight to withstand the forces that have turned against them. And when three new Guardians emerge, a struggle begins among the immortals, with nothing less at stake than the future of the land and its gods.